Syn-flex vs. Prescription Drugs
Cox-ll Inhibitors – How they work and why they can be fatal
In the earlier years there were few reliable pain killers. A good shot of whiskey in many cases was the best one could hope for. And then aspirin was discovered. It was thought to be a miracle drug at dulling pain. People with arthritis could now mask their joint pain with this “safe” and inexpensive drug.(Remember, Syn-flex has virtually no side effects!)For a while, it did seem to be a miracle drug.
Then reports started streaming in telling of intestinal damage, bleeding in the stomach, thinning blood, kidney problems and others. The reason for this is the way NSAIDS such as aspirin, Advil®, Motrin®, Ordus®, and Aleve® do their work. They employ a “shotgun” approach to pain management.
An article in the New England Journal of Medicine states that these drugs cause over 16,000 deaths a year and over 100,000 hospitalizations a year in the U.S. alone. Can aspirin really be fatal? For some people the unfortunate answer has been yes. Statistics like this make products like Syn-flex look even better!
How Can NSAIDs Be Sometimes Fatal ?
Aspirin and other NSAIDS can be fatal for several reasons. They work by affecting COX-1 and COX-2 pathways. These pathways control inflammation. NSAIDS target a COX-1 enzyme (cyclooxygenase). This works to mask the pain, but the enzyme is also responsible for platelet formation in the kidneys and stomach. Some of the unintended effects of NSAIDS are bleeding ulcers and stomach bleeding. (Once again, Syn-flex does not cause any of these problems!)NSAIDs over time can lead to more serious conditions such as strokes or heart attacks. NSAIDs affect the entire body system at once instead of just targeting the areas of inflammation.
Along Came "Better" COX-2 Drugs
After the problems with aspirin were well documented, the search for “better” pain relief drugs was started. The development of COX 2 drugs was thought of as a breakthrough. These drugs, such as Vioxx® and Celebrex® soon became some of the best selling drugs of all time. COX-2 drugs were more targeted and were intended to eliminate the bad side effects of NSAIDs. Originally their only downside was their cost. Some people were paying over $200 per month for the drugs. (Compare this to about $20.00 per month for Syn-flex or Flexicose.) But soon, the risk of sudden heart attacks, blood clots, and strokes became known. Most doctors are now telling their patients about the possible dangers of COX-2 drugs. People with existing heart conditions are prone to these problems with the COX-2 drugs. Unfortunately only mild problems can trigger major reactions to the COX-2 drugs.
Every action has a reaction
There are many checks and balances in the body. There are many systems working together right now in your body to keep everything running properly. Unfortunately, when the COX-2 enzymes are inhibited in masking pain and inflammation, there is another important function which is affected. The COX-2 pathway controls blood clotting. (Syn-flex has no effects on the COX-2 pathway!)This is how COX-2 inhibitors can kill. Normally, when our body is cut or receives blood vessel damage, there is some damage within, the body releases a substance to cause the blood to clot at the location. This action can only last for a few minutes. Otherwise, clotting would continue with the blood and that would have very serious effects in the blood stream. The COX-2 inhibitors interfere with the blood clotting properties by not letting the blood get back to “normal”, and thus remaining in a clotting state. This can cause heart attacks or strokes.
Fortunately there is something now available as an alternative to the dangerous COX-2 inhibitors and NSAIDs. However, it remains unknown to many because it can’t be patented. Therefore, there is no incentive for the large drug companies to market it. These products, like Flexicose and Syn-flex, contain glucosamine.
How Does Syn-flex Glucosamine Works?
Glucosamine works in a totally different way than the NSAIDS or COX-2 inhibitors. Glucosamine does its work at a more basic level. Glucosamine is already manufactured by the body in small amounts. (Since it is a substance produced in the body, it can’t be patented.) As one’s body ages, less and less glucosamine is produced. As this occurs, the body loses its ability to repair itself. At this point, cartilage begins degenerating, bone spurs form, and joints become stiff and sore from life’s normal jolts and shocks. Joints become painful and immobile. However, taking a very good quality liquid glucosamine like Syn-flex or Flexicose can improve the body's ability to repair and protect itself.
Begin Promoting Healthy Cartilage with Flexicose Glucosamine
Unlike dangerous prescription and over-the-counter drugs, glucosamine is actually a major building block in cartilage. Syn-flex works to give the body the extra levels of glucosamine needed to offset the effects of damaged or lost cartilage. Years of degenerated cartilage can’t be fixed over night. Syn-flex will take 3 to 4 weeks to show its effects in the body. Flexicose or Syn-flex are easy to take. Most people simply pour their daily dose into some juice or water. Others take it plain. Remember, Syn-flex and Flexicose have absolutely none of the dangerous side effects the COX-II drugs can produce! If need be, one may continue taking NSAIDS, such as aspirin, while gradually weaning oneself off them as the Syn-flex glucosamine begins taking effect.